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Topical Oxygen - The Future of Wound Care

Among the various methods of wound care treatment available, I strongly believe that topical oxygen is the most effective.

Patient in hyperbaric chamber
Patient in hyperbaric chamber

Seem a bit old-school? It's because hyperbaric chambers have been around for hundreds of years.


The Problem:

Chronic wounds can be extremely challenging to treat, as there are multiple factors to consider, such as correcting metabolic issues, controlling infection, maintaining appropriate moisture levels, and managing pressure. Blood flow issues can also complicate matters, making the treatment of these wounds a complex process.


How has oxygen been used in the past?

Hyperbaric chambers, also known as oxygen chambers, have been utilized for wound healing for many years. These chambers are essentially large tubes that concentrate oxygen, which is then breathed in and dispersed throughout the body to promote wound healing.


The Problem with Hyperbaric

Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy is effective, its benefits typically only last for less than 3 hours after treatment. Furthermore, this type of therapy requires the patient to travel to a designated location and remain in a tube for hours, which can be time-consuming when the treatment must be repeated three times per week.


Why Topical Oxygen

Topical oxygen has demonstrated excellent results in various regions of the body. One of its main advantages is that it can be applied to the wound continuously, 24 hours a day. The application process is straightforward and convenient. Unlike hyperbaric oxygen therapy, topical oxygen does not carry any negative effects on the lungs or eyes, making it a safer treatment option.


A Crowded Market For Topical Oxygen

As there are currently no Medicare-approved topical oxygen devices, many companies are actively working to develop and gain approval for their products for insurance purposes. Fortunately, during my time working in New York City, I had the opportunity to work with the Medicaid program, which provides coverage for topical oxygen treatment. Each month, various representatives visited our wound care center, promoting their respective topical oxygen devices. After trying out several devices, it quickly became apparent which device stood out as the most effective.


The Winner is:

The results achieved with Natrox wound care topical oxygen were truly remarkable and exceeded all expectations. Even in cases involving severe trauma, the application of Natrox topical oxygen played a vital role in salvaging the wounds. As a result, I now utilize Natrox topical oxygen to treat complex wounds at my clinic, and when combined with other advanced treatments, I am extremely confident in my ability to heal wounds.



Natrox topical oxygen unit
Natrox topical oxygen unit





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